Video shows San Antonio school officer body-slamming girl

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials in San Antonio are investigating video that shows a school district police officer body-slamming a middle school student to the ground.

A spokeswoman for the San Antonio Independent School District says the officer has been placed on paid leave.

Leslie Price told the San Antonio Express-News that the video posted online stems from a verbal confrontation between two students in March. A uniformed officer is seen struggling with a girl, then slamming her to the ground.

The officer appears to handcuff the girl before having her stand and leading her away.

The district did not identify the officer or the student.

Price told the newspaper the video is "very concerning, and we are working to get all of the details."


Information from: San Antonio Express-News,